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Address: 2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in...

We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.

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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
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Half-Day Wine and Beer Tour from Napier
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Shore Excursion: Napier Art Deco Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting - allow four...

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Half Day of Napier

We were picked up by John and started our tour. I had requested that we need to sit in the front and John actually had seats reserved for us in the front of the van. Took us right... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were picked up by John and started our tour. I had requested that we need to sit in the front and John actually had seats reserved for us in the front of the van. Took us right around surrounding areas of Napier. Incredible scenery. Went up to top of Te Mata. John had brought along fresh apples from his... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi scoobydiver: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. Yes, requesting the front seat is a simple request and so easy to accommodate. People have their reasons for this request and we are all about making your tour the best tour possible. The scenery is fantastic and yes, we deliver things on our tours... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this tour last year and visited again with a different group of friends, once again a fantastic day, great wine, heaps of laughs, relaxing easy going 10 out of 10

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Andrew B, Thank you for choosing us again and for the second fabulous review of our wine tour. I am really glad that you and your friends all enjoyed the tour... it went really well from my perspective also. It was great to see you again and thanks for the promise of more to come.. Thank you again -... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time we had been to Hawkes Bay together and we're very glad we came. We were here to attend a friends wedding and a do a bit of sight seeing. We were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our stay at Nest Haven. Our hosts Maggie and John both went above and beyond for... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Andy M. Thank you for your fantastic review of the tour and our services. We are really pleased you both enjoyed our services and help while you stayed at Nest haven B&B. Yes, the "sensory wine and Napier deco tour" is a great tour to get behind the scenes of wine making and the art deco tour completes all... More 

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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a private charter with John for the day and had a fabulous day. John is extremely knowledgeable about the region and the architecture and gave a very interesting tour. Doing the wineries as well is a great way to make the day enjoyable for everyone. Would highly recommend!

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Caroline R: Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review. I am very pleased that the sightseeing and wine portion was enjoyed. The tour you had was varied and I love taking these as it is a great overview of this great area. Thank you again for your great comments. - John More 

Northampton
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We really enjoyed the 4 hour scenic tour with John, he was very knowledgeable and showed us some amazing views from Te Mata Peak. He pointed out lots of interesting things along the way including many vineyards and orchards.

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi npton16. Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the views from the top of Te Mata Peak is "fantastic".. !! There is so much to see along the way as you pointed out. Again, thank you for taking the time to comment on your tour. - John More 

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125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After looking at a couple of the reviews, I was beginning to wonder if others got on the wrong van - as our day-long tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours was perfect. John was knowledgeable and professional (and we did meet Maggie - who is a charming lady) - so perhaps the detractors hit an off day. Church Road Winery... More 

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John H, Manager at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Dabarton: Thank you for your fantastic review and "Highest recommendation". This is more like the reviews we are used to receiving. We do put everything into our tours (and more) and really enjoy seeing the positive reactions from our clients. I do personally recall your tour and you did get to see the best parts of the Hawkes Bay.... More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were part of a tour organized via our cruise Roll Call and were in regular contact with John for a good 12 months prior to arriving at Napier. Clear instructions on how to meet up which included a map were e-mailed all well in advance of our visit. Our group of 8 were given a wonderful scenic tour of... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

HI Wansbrough2013: Thank you for your fantastic review. Maggie and I do try very hard to cover all the bases for our clients. Yes, I appreciate the early booking as this then guarantees you a tour with us having small group tours. I am really pleased you found your guide a great and "ticked all the boxes" for your group.... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

So I was on the same trip as Paula G below, and agree to some extent with her review. It didn't start too well as we had to ring 3 times to be picked up, they were 35 minutes late and we are still not sure if they would have come for us if we had not chased them since... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Emma A: Thank you for your positive review. Yes, Maggie was late to collect you but that was due to communication.. Not a forgotten list, we had 4 couples at 4 different locations this day taking three different variations of the tour so we certainly had a list).. We only had your email contact and were unable to contact... More 

Washington, PA
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went in a van of 10 ten with driver/guide Chris. She was a local and knew a lot about the earthquake that devastated the town in the '30s. Her grandfather ran the local newspaper then. The town has a lot of art deco and the third week of February they celebrate art deco weekend. We were there Monday after... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Glenn_A-R31: Thank you for your fantastic review of your tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. Yes, that shore excursion is fantastic and perhaps the most popular tour in Napier on any ship visit day. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. We are very proud of all the guides we use to help us, they all have a... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I organized a small group tour off our cruise ship, and I'm surprised I can remember this tour because we went to 5, count them, wineries with healthy pours at each. There was a nice mix of large wineries and boutique. We tasted a lot of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noirs, plus others. Everybody in the group had their favorite... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi JustBeachin55: Thank you so much for you fantastic review of your tour with me. Yes, I (we) try very hard to please everyone, everyone is special to us we love receiving all the positive reviews. We remember most of our tours for different reasons and yes I can recall your group, "we" all had a great day. The rain... More 

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